Wall to Wall can confirm changes to its senior management team as it heads for another year of growth. The restructure will see Richard Thomson appointed to the role of Managing Director and Leanne Klein promoted to Creative Director.
Richard Thomson is currently Director of Operations at Tiger Aspect where for the past year he has supervised the Company’s integration with new parent company Endemol and supervised the business’ various divisions. Formerly Head of Television Production for Endemol UK, Richard was more recently Operations Director for their Digital Media division. Whilst at Endemol Richard oversaw an impressive roster of programming ranging from The Gap Year to Gok’s Fashion Fix, Golden Balls to The Farm. Richard previously held roles at Optomen Television, London Weekend Television and Cafe Productions. Commencing his role as MD in March, Thomson will replace Claire Hungate, who recently stepped up as chief operating officer for Shed Media.
Leanne Klein’s promotion from head of factual to creative director will mean she takes overall charge of Wall to Wall’s creative output. Klein joined the organisation in 1993 and has been responsible for some of its most ground-breaking programming, from factual entertainment and arts, to factual dramas. Productions Klein has been responsible for include: the recent BBC ONE hit Turn Back Time: The High Street, BBC One’s The Young Ones and the forthcoming Long Lost Family for ITV.
Thomson and Klein will both report directly to Wall to Wall’s founder and chief executive Alex Graham, who will retain responsibility for the overall strategic development of the company.
Alex Graham, founder and chief executive comments: “Understandably, it’s an exciting time for Wall to Wall. Both appointments reflect our continuing growth and attempt to attract the best talent in the industry.
Having been part of Wall to Wall’s success story for almost two decades, Leanne is an invaluable part of the creative team. As MD, Richard brings a wealth of experience, from stints at some of the UK’s best independents to running a hugely varied slate.
2010 proved another successful year for Wall to Wall, both creatively and business wise and 2011 promises to be even better. Leanne and Richard will sustain Wall to Wall’s reputation as one of the most creative and best managed companies, not only in the UK, but in the world.”